In this commentary, we take a look at recent statements by Ubisoft.  In an interview with Polygon, Ubisoft let it be known that the gaming industry is headed towards always-online connections for games whether gamers like it or not.  But Ubisoft is convinced that you will like it, and will even want it in your future games.

The idea of creating open, living worlds is becoming not just a Ubisoft direction, but an industry one. “I think you’re going to see more and more projects going down that road in the years to come. I think even the console manufacturers are going down that road.”

And with the rise of “living worlds” will come a need for persistent online connections, something Gerighty believes will become the technological hallmark of the upcoming generation of consoles.

Are you a gamer who wants an always-online connection?



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